ABOUT THE PROJECTS: Arcadia & Timrod Bicycle Boulevards
The Arcadia and Timrod Bicycle Boulevard projects use neighborhood streets to expand our citywide low-stress biking network by creating north/south and east/west routes to jobs, neighborhood destinations, schools, and parks. These projects are identified in the City of Tucson Bicycle Boulevard Master Plan and funded by grants from the Federal Highway Administration (FHWA) and the Regional Transportation Authority (RTA)
- ARCADIA BICYCLE BOULEVARD extends from Grant Road to Eastland Street for a total of 2.8 miles, connecting to 5 schools and 3 parks.
- TIMROD BICYCLE BOULEVARD extends from Alvernon Way to Craycroft Road for a total of 2.4 miles, connecting to 3 schools and 7 parks.
WHY BIKE BOULEVARDS?
Bicycle Boulevards are more than just improved routes for bicyclists. They are modified streets with traffic calming, safer intersection crossings, signs, and pavement markings. Collectively, these features make our neighborhoods safer for everyone, whether you’re on a bike, on foot, or in a car. The quality of life is improved as the elements of a bicycle boulevard become building blocks for community activities, such as tree planting days or street painting projects.
The goals of Bicycle Boulevards are to:
- Slow car traffic to improve safety
- Encourage walking and biking
- Discourage cut-through car traffic
- Provide enhanced crossings for people walking and biking at busy streets
- Provide an alternative route to walking and biking on adjacent major streets
BIKE BOULEVARD DESIGN ELEMENTS
Neighborhood Street Features
The Arcadia and Timrod Bicycle Boulevards are identified in the City of Tucson’s Bicycle Boulevard Master Plan, which prioritizes safe and comfortable biking and walking routes for people of all ages and abilities.
Click the link below to review the final project plans:
We compiled input from four community outreach events in June and July, 2019, and an online survey, and used that information to inform the design of these projects.
Click the link below to review a summary of the public comments:
Online Survey: The Arcadia & Timrod Bicycle Boulevard Survey was a short online survey that was used to inform the proposed enhancements on Arcadia and Timrod Bicycle Boulevards. *Surved closed July 19, 2019
Outreach Events: We hosted four drop-in events to hear from community members:
(1) OPEN HOUSE - Martha Cooper Library
WHEN: Tuesday June 25, 5:30 - 7pm | WHERE: Martha Cooper Library, 1377 N Catalina Ave
(2) OPEN HOUSE - Columbus Library
WHEN: Wednesday June 26, 5:30 - 7pm | WHERE: Columbus Library, 4350 E 22nd St
(3) ICE CREAM SOCIAL & BIKE-IN MOVIE - Pop-Up Open House + FREE bike repair + FUN!
WHEN: Saturday June 29, 6 - 7:30pm | WHERE: Pinecrest Park, 4870 E Fairmount St
(4) ICE CREAM SOCIAL & BIKE-IN MOVIE - Pop-Up Open House + FREE bike repair + FUN!
WHEN: Saturday July 13, 6 - 7:30pm | WHERE: Hoffman Park, 4800 E Cecelia St